Spicy Honey Chicken — Your Homebased Mom

This Spicy Honey Chicken is covered in a rub of spices, grilled and then brushed with a sweet honey glaze for a perfect combination of sweet and heat. We can grill pretty much year round here in Portland, Oregon. Sometimes we have to stand under an umbrella but it’s totally doable! I’m not sure how…

via Spicy Honey Chicken — Your Homebased Mom

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Paul Bunyan Steak – June 28, 2019

In honor of the folk legend Paul Bunyan and his companion and pet ox Babe, serve this dish and enjoy.  It is sure to satisfy a big appetite!

Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups red wine
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 pound butter (room temperature)
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 (16-oz.) New York strip steak
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Combine red wine, garlic, oregano, and basil in a medium saucepan. Reduce over high heat until wine is just about evaporated. Add reduced wine mixture to butter. Add Worcestershire sauce and parsley and mix until well combined. Refrigerate butter mixture for 5 minutes to harden slightly. After butter mixture has hardened slightly, spread mixture over waxed paper and roll into a log. Chill. After butter sets in log, cut into 1-inch thick medallions to top steak.
  3. Meanwhile, season steak with salt and pepper. Grill to your desired degree of doneness. Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Top steak with a medallion of seasoned butter and serve.

 

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paul-bunyan-steak-recipe-1915329

Recipe for the Paul Bunyan Steak can be found on the Food Network website.

Crockpot Italian Pork Roast

Recipe by /The Family Freezer©

Ingredients:

  • 2-pound boneless pork roast
  • 28oz can diced tomatoes, undrained (You can sub 6 medium-sized tomatoes, cored, seeds and juiced removed, and chopped – about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional  (Add salt if using fresh tomatoes and want to bring out the flavor)

 

 

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in crockpot and cook on “low” setting for 6 hours in a 6-quart crockpot or 8-10 hours in a 4-quart crockpot.

 

To Freeze and Cook Later –

Label a gallon-sized freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and “use-by” date (which should be three months from when you prepped the meal).  Add all ingredients to freezer bag, seal, and freeze.  When ready to eat, thaw overnight in refrigerator or in water.  Cook on low setting for 6 hours in a 6-quart crockpot or 8-10 hours in a 4-quart crockpot.

Crockpot Italian Pork Roast

Photo by A. Jones

Serve over spaghetti with a side of broccoli or green beans.

 

Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast Recipe

Recipe by Taste of Home.com©

 

Yield: 12 Servings

 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), quartered
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

 

Directions:

  1. Place half of the onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with garlic and half of the beef. Top with remaining onion and beef. Combine coffee and soy sauce; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 9-10 hours.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high until gravy is thickened, 30 minutes.

 

 

 

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked beef: 248 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

Originally published as Slow-Cooked Coffee Pot Roast in Country Woman November/December 2001

Chicken and Red Wine Sauce

This recipe was recommended as perfect dish for Passover.  Naturally this meal could be served at any time of the year.

Recipe by Robin for Allrecipes.com

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup red wine
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

 

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook garlic in oil until tender. Place chicken in the skillet, and cook about 10 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear.
  2. Drain oil from skillet. Sprinkle chicken with paprika and 1 cup brown sugar. Pour red wine around chicken. Cover, and simmer about 15 to 20 minutes; lightly baste chicken with wine sauce while cooking. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

Mini Gyro Burgers with Watermelon-Feta Salad

Recipe by Better Homes & Gardens

Yield: 4 servings/Sandwiches

 

Ingredients: 

 

Directions: 

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except pita bread rounds. Shape into eight 1/2-inch thick patties; place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 4 inches from heat 6 to 9 minutes or until done (an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into patties registers 165 degrees F), turning once. Place 2 patties on each pita; top with Watermelon-Feta Salad. If desired, sprinkle with mint leaves. Fold over to eat.

 

Watermelon-Feta Salad

Yield: 1 -1/3cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1/4 c. crumbed feta cheese (1 oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. snipped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

 

Directions: 

  1. In a small bowl combine watermelon, cheese, onion, mint, lemon juice and oil.  Toss gently to coat.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

 

 

Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Glaze

Recipe by Better Homes and Gardens

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe Watermelon Glaze*
  • 1 whole chicken or 3 1/2 lbs. meaty chicken pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Snipped fresh herbs (optional)

 

Directions: 

  1. Prepare Watermelon Glaze; reserve 1/3 c. of the glaze.
  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. To butterfly chicken*(see below), using poultry or kitchen shears, cut along each side of backbone to remove it. Turn chicken breast-side up. Open the two sides of the chicken as if opening a book and lay it flat. Break breastbone by firmly applying pressure and pressing down. Tuck wing tips under upper wings.
  3. Prepare grill for indirect grilling**(see below).  Brush chicken with olive oil. Season chicken on both sides with salt and black pepper. Place skin-side down, on center of grill over indirect medium heat. Cover and grill for 25 minutes. Turn chicken over. Brush a little of the remaining 2/3 cup glaze on skin. Cover and grill for 25 to 30 minutes more, or until juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180 degrees F, brushing with glaze two more times.
  4. Remove chicken from grill; brush with the reserved 1/3 cup glaze. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes. Cut chicken into pieces. Serve with watermelon slices reserved from Watermelon Glaze and, if desired, sprinkle with herbs.

 

From the Test Kitchen

*Butterflying Chicken:  Butterflying makes it easy to cook a whole chicken on the grill. Kitchen or poultry shears are the best tool for the job. Make a cut about 1-1/2 inches apart on both sides of the backbone, cutting all the way down, and remove backbone.

**Indirect Grilling: This method positions the fire to one side or both ends of the grill. Food sits over the unlit part, and the grill is covered so the food cooks from all sides. This is best for thicker cuts that need longer cooking, such as roasts and ribs.

 

Watermelon Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a small watermelon
  • One 12-oz. jar apple jelly
  • Peel and juice from 1 small lime
  • 2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. bottled hot pepper sauce
  • pinch of salt

 

Directions: 

  1. In a small saucepan, melt apple jelly over low heat stirring often so it does not burn. Stir in the 1 c. reserved watermelon juice, the lime juice and lime peel. Add crushed red pepper, hot pepper sauce, and salt. Mix and taste. Adjust seasoning as desired; remove from heat.
  2. Cut watermelon in half. Slice and reserve one half for serving with chicken; refrigerate until serving time. Cut the remaining watermelon half into chunks (about 4 cups). Place in a food mill or juicer and collect the juice.  Or place watermelon chunks in blender. Cover and blend until nearly smooth. Pour mixture into a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl; discard solid bits. Reserve 1 cup of the juice and drink or freeze the rest.
  3. Use glaze warm, or let it cool and transfer to a clean jar. Glaze will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

 

 

Nutrition Facts (Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Glaze):

Per serving: 539 kcal, 27 g fat (8 g sat. fat, 6 g polyunsaturated fat, 11 g monounsaturated fat), 135 mg chol., 313 mg sodium, 39 g carb., 1 g fiber, 30 g sugar, 35 g pro.